Saturday, 21 February 2009

Charity Talk at The Latymer School, London

Many thanks to Trustee Georgia Platman for the talk she gave at The Latymer School this month. Here is a report from Georgia:

Last week I went back to my old secondary school - The Latymer School, Edmonton - for the first time in six years to give a talk to the sixth formers about The Colour of Hope. I was extremely nervous and had no idea what to expect, but the students and teachers made me feel welcome to be back and their support for the charity was overwhelming. I gave a forty minute talk about my life since leaving in 2003 in front of nearly 500 sixth formers (16-18 year olds). As they are all on the cusp of leaving school, I think they appreciated hearing about what a fellow Latymerian did upon striking out into the world - I got positive feedback from all the students who came to talk to me afterwards.

A collection from the students also showed what a generous bunch they are - they donated £192 to The Colour of Hope after hearing my presentation! That will go a long way to helping another young person escape the poverty cycle in Lima. So a HUGE thank you to all of those students who gave money, and also to those who enquired about the charity afterwards. Feel free to either write to me - - or to Amy in Peru - - for more information about fundraising or possibilities of fundraising in your gap years.

Many thanks to the teachers at Latymer who made the talk possible, and to Shaun Newport for assisting.

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